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April 3, 2016 | Author: | Posted in engineering, technology

Knowledge of Programming Fundamentals

The article Future Developments : Tomorrow ‘s IT Stars Will Need More Than Mere Skills ‘ published in eWeek (2004 ) likens the science of application development to basic reading and writing skills that all educated people have developed . This is not to say that all people are today equipped with the knowledge of programming fundamentals . Rather the author of the article makes the point that since writing an enterprise application requires a mere set of rules and directions such as those that car drivers are acquainted with , it is possible [banner_entry_middle]

that every educated person in the near future will be equipped with the knowledge of programming fundamentals . By following a set of rules and directions , therefore , every person who needs to write an enterprise application or software program would be able to find his way . In that case , what would be the job of trained programmers ? The author describes the programmers of tomorrow as masters in their science . Like master tour guides ‘ these individuals would be akin to the Formula 1 racers who can push their enabling technology to new limits ‘ So yes , there will be need in the days to come for trained computer scientists . All the same , today ‘s programmer must seek to be a master in the science – one who knows more about the technology than laymen who merely follow the guidelines to programming

Given that the layman , too , should be able to follow specific rules to write applications , it is wise to let the computer software be divided into operating systems and applications . This makes it easier for anyone who is not a master in computer science to easily use both operating systems and applications , each with their own guidelines for operation . If applications and

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operating systems were integrated , the layman would have to learn much more than he would be willing to learn about programming anyhow

Lastly , Coffee (2004 ) asks if knowledge of programming fundamentals would be required in the same way in the future that reading and writing are taken for granted today as basic skills . Based on the summary of the article above , the answer to the question is : Yes , every working professional who wishes to follow the set of rules and directions to write his own program in the future would be able to do so almost perfectly . However , unlike reading and writing skills that are acquired by both working and unemployed people , the skill of writing programs by following a set of guidelines is not expected to be acquired by all people KNOWLEDGE OF PROGRAMMING FUNDAMENTALS

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References

1 . eWeek (2004 . Future Developments : Tomorrow ‘s IT Stars Will Need More Than Mere Skills ‘ Available at http /www .keepmedia .com /pubs /eWeek /2004 /07 /05 /499267 ?extID 10032 oliID 213 (26 January 2007… [banner_entry_footer]

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